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    The John Murray Show and Saturday Night Show are jointly running a music competition - click here for full details.  Emerging musicians are invited to send in their music to the John Murray Show by email.The John Murray Show decides on a shortlist of the 20 best acts.A panel of experts will reduce the field from 20 to six.

    These six are all played (pre-recorded) on the John Murray Show in a semi-final on Friday, May 16, where the top three are decided by a panel on that show.

    The final three then play live in Studio 8 in the John Murray Show final on Thursday, May 29.The overall winner plays again on the Saturday Night Show on Saturday, May 31. Please ensure the soloist and/or band members are available for these key dates.

    The John Murray Show, Tuesday 9th April 2013

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    A lively mix of topical stories, human interest and lifestyle features with John Murray

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    Reflections on Margaret Thatcher

    Hearing the news yesterday about the death of Margaret Thatcher, one of the first images coming to mind was the extraordinary portrayal on the tv sattire programme, Spitting Image. Joining John from a studio in London is the man behind that programme, John Lloyd.  Also in studio is historian Diarmaid Ferriter.

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    Social Class in UK & Ireland

    Margaret Thatcher was the daughter of a shopkeeper, who rose to power with her unshakeable self-belief, her political message you can believe anything you want in life, but you have to work for it. In studio with John is historian Diarmaid Ferriter to talk about the class system.

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    Gay Introduction Agency

    Finding a partner is not easy & more often we look on-line, true for both straight & gay people, but Denise & Paul Sheridan decided to go back to the more old fashioned wasy of finding love, setting up an introduction agency for gay people. We are also joined by PJ Murphy, who signed up for this agency called Elegant Duo.

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    CULLAHILL WALK
    The next outing of our Walking Club is on Sunday 14th April. We’ll gather outside the community centre in Cullahill, Co. Laois, and head off on our walk at 12 midday. Cullahill is on the old Dublin-Cork Road [the R639] between Urlingford and Durrow, There’s about two-and-a-half hours’ walking involved, all in all, and there’ll be a break half-way through as usual. Walkers can expect to be back at the community centre for about 3.30-4pm. The first half of the walk is mostly uphill – we’ll be ascending around 140 meters - but that’s spread over an hour… so it shouldn’t be too challenging. Most of the walk is on quiet country roads, but a short part of the route takes us cross country through fields – so you’re advised to wear proper walking boots and to bring rain gear.

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